Southwest Middle School standout student

Published 10:01 pm Friday, February 1, 2019

Ayva Murray

Age: 12

Parents: Jon and Abby Murray

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Where are you from?

Albert Lea.

If from Albert Lea, which elementary school did you attend?


Favorite teacher of all time and why?

Mr. Bitz, because he taught me so much and was super nice and funny and has such a big heart. I could write forever!

Favorite book/author:

“The Thing About Jellyfish” by Ali Benjamin.

Current/past activities, volunteer work and accomplishments:

I am in softball, yearbook club, part of the leadership team at church and I play saxophone. I used to be in dance and gymnastics.

What advice would you give to younger students in Albert Lea?

Always try your hardest, and if you make a mistake learn from it and try again, and if you believe you can do it and you try you will achieve your goal.